Thanks to support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Community Living Mississauga’s newest Community Base Site on Crestlawn Dr. will now be even more accessible.

“We are pleased to announce that we have received $40,800 over the next 12 months to improve accessibility features at our new Base Site by installing a ramp and an automatic door and opener,” explained Urie Muratovski, Director of Day Supports at Community Living Mississauga. “This initiative will promote more active lifestyles and has an impact on the lives of 53 people whom we provide support to at this Base Site.”

This follows another Capital Grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation last year, which enabled modifications to the site’s washrooms, as well as washrooms at three other Community Base Sites.

“These renovations promote independence for people who require support around mobility as accessibility barriers have now been removed,” said Keith Tansley, Executive Director of Community Living Mississauga. “We would like to thank the Ontario Trillium Foundation for its continuing commitment to making the community accessible and inclusive and to promoting active participation in the community.”

The Crestlawn location is one of four Base Sites to be operated by Community Living Mississauga. The goal of each Base Site is to provide individuals who have an intellectual disability with opportunities to participate in meaningful social, recreational and leisure activities throughout the day.

In total, the four Base Sites support 189 people to participate in on-site activities as well as activities in the community. Individuals choose from volunteer, recreation and leisure options within the community of Mississauga and surrounding areas and are supported to fully participate in these activities.